Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho alleged that Chelsea have attempted to con officials into awarding a spot-kick in his defence of skipper Harry Kane.
Mourinho made the comments after Kane deliberately backed into Adam Lallana to win a penalty in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reaponded to Mourinho’s comments by saying he’s not surprised as it is normal for Mourinho to make such comments.
“I wasn’t surprised by those comments,” Lampard said. “There have been no incidents of diving at Chelsea this season that I’ve seen.
“But I wasn’t surprised by it, no. I think it’s very normal that managers in and around the clubs challenging sometimes mention others with those statements. It didn’t affect me.”
He added: “I’m not going to tell Jose or any other manager how to do a press conference.
“I think we all know when we watch these penalty decisions, we know what ones are penalties, what ones are dives, ones that are cleverly bought. I don’t want to dwell on it.”